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Uncle Mike's Kansas City BBQ

230 Jackson Street | Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
+64 4-589 7441
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible10%
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“wings” (14 reviews)
“beans” (13 reviews)
“burnt ends” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
230 Jackson Street | Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice meal. Great service. Note the full rack is huge. Little on the high side for prices but worth it. Excellent service.

Thank Fakeittillyoumakeit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed American themed meal. Only had one person serving which did slow things down. Food was good.

Thank Pilbara2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal we had was a good size and well presented with friendly helpful staff. We had a meat sharing meal which was fine for two grown chaps. Would recommend it

Thank Mike G
Laura L, Manager at Uncle Mike's Kansas City BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mike G, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our meat platter sharing meal. Hope we will see you again in the near future. Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a late supper after travelling all day. Had the burnt end double smoked brisket sandwich which came with fries and can heartily recommend it especially with a side if their delicious slaw. Good value too.

Thank piebaps
Laura L, Manager at Uncle Mike's Kansas City BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Piebaps, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that your enjoyed our double smoked burnt end sandwich. Hope we will see you again some time. Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In a Petone motel overnight and wanted a casual dinner so having eventually found a car park on Jackson St - is the town packed every night?- we walked along the street until we found a restaurant that wasnt of the 'greasy spoon' variety. The...More

Thank mumble67
Laura L, Manager at Uncle Mike's Kansas City BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mumble67, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you have an enjoyable evening here with us at Uncle Mikes BBQ. We will take your compliment as a motivation and keep our standard high.

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Always like to come here with family as its a very spacious restaurant. The 'Say Uncle' burger is my absolute favourite. Service is nicely quick and prompt. They could definitely work on their meal presentation.More

Thank Lou-Max28
Laura L, Manager at Uncle Mike's Kansas City BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lou-Max28, We appreciate you spent time on trip advisor and commented on us. We will definitely take your advise on board and work on our meal presentation. And we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the family-time here with us at Uncle Mikes...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Saturday night. Ribs were excellent, lots of bbq sauce but not too much so we could taste the pork and rub. The chilli cheese dog was full of flavour and with fresh bread and delicious fries we were happy...More

Thank kekenz
Laura L, Manager at Uncle Mike's Kansas City BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kekenz, We appreciate your positive feedback for Uncle Mikes BBQ. We will continuously provide great customer service and fresh and delicious food. Hope we will see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 6 June 2017

We went on a cold night, it was nice to sit near a real fire. The surrounding were pleasant and the staff was friendly! The menu was informative with pictures which is always helpful for non- English speaking clientele. We ordered the house signature dish....More

Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

True American style food with service to boot after noticing we had a wobbly table, without prop print a staff member came to move us to another table. Will definitely be back.

Thank Amy T
Laura L, Manager at Uncle Mike's Kansas City BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Amy T, Thank you for spending time on trip advisor and sharing your experience with us at Uncle Mikes BBQ. We will continuously provide extra-mile service for our lovely customers. Hope we will see you again soon!

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Best restaurant in New Zealand!!! Really nice and cute service. Best burgers I have ever eaten. Yummy :)

Thank Nikola B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Saturday
12:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Jackson Street | Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Lower Hutt
  • Phone Number: +64 4-589 7441
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Description
Uncle Mike's is New Zealand's only authentic American BBQ restaurant. American BBQ features a 'low and slow' smoking process. After being seasoned with a special dry rub, meats are SMOKED from 4 to 14 hours, depending on the thickness of the meat, at low temperatures over apple wood, never boiled or baked. some of the meats have a pink finish, that is the "smoke ring". they are not raw. The smoked chicken, ribs and beef are juicy, tender and delicious, and unlike any other BBQ served in New Zealand, meat do not fall off bone. Our meats are then topped with Uncle Mike's home-made Kansas City BBQ Sauce which balanced between sweet and spicy. Note- the chicken will have a pink finish due to the smoking process. Note- the ribs will have a pink finish known as the smoke ring.
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